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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".

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Text adventures
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Isometric graphics
134
GAC Graphic Adventure Creator games
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zenobi software
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Title
Date Reviewed
Creator
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 31, 2018
software
eye 5,866
favorite 0
comment 1
1D Tetris (1998)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1998
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 3, 2018 Beyond Software
software
eye 273
favorite 0
comment 1
Sorderon's Shadow (1985)(Beyond Software)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Apr 8, 2018 Durell Software
software
eye 513
favorite 0
comment 1
Combat Lynx (1984)(Durell Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 14, 2017 Addictive Games
software
eye 1,918
favorite 1
comment 1
Football Manager 2 (1988)(Addictive Games)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Dec 4, 2017 Activision
software
eye 281
favorite 0
comment 1
Quartet (1987)(Activision)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 10, 2017 SatanSoft
software
eye 337
favorite 0
comment 1
Little Game (1987)(SatanSoft)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Oct 7, 2017 Number 9 Software
software
eye 759
favorite 0
comment 1
Beatle Quest (1985)(Number 9 Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 355
favorite 0
comment 1
Forgotten Village, The (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 279
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 1 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 284
favorite 1
comment 1
Enforcer 2 (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 267
favorite 1
comment 1
Honest Joe (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 286
favorite 1
comment 1
Pod (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 10, 2017 Gonad the Barbarian
software
eye 291
favorite 1
comment 1
Clifftop View (1999)(CSSCGC)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: CSSCGC 1999
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jul 15, 2017 Mogul Communications
software
eye 289
favorite 0
comment 1
Pengy (1985)(Mogul Communications)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 20, 2017 Simon & Julia Barnsley
software
eye 331
favorite 0
comment 1
Gods (1989)(Simon & Julia Barnsley)[a]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 12, 2017 Hornby Software
software
eye 341
favorite 0
comment 1
Wentworth West (1983)(Hornby Software)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 1,122
favorite 0
comment 1
Sinclair Basic Teacher (19xx)(Mladen Erjavec)(sr)
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 29, 2017 PSS
software
eye 648
favorite 0
comment 1
Battle of Britain (1986)(PSS)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 28, 2017 Alligata Software
software
eye 670
favorite 1
comment 1
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing (1985)(Alligata Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Mar 2, 2017 Alternative Software
software
eye 186
favorite 0
comment 1
Microball (1988)(Alternative Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Sep 23, 2016 Melbourne House
software
eye 1,506
favorite 0
comment 1
Hobbit, The v1.0 (1982)(Melbourne House)[a]
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 13, 2016 Proxima Software
software
eye 277
favorite 0
comment 1
ATP Tour Simulator (1990)(Proxima Software)(cs)[128K]
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 9, 2016 Opera Soft
software
eye 490
favorite 0
comment 1
Goody (1987)(Opera Soft)(es)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Aug 7, 2016 Damatta
software
eye 1,240
favorite 0
comment 1
Paradise Cafe (1985)(Damatta)(pt)[a2]
( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Nov 15, 2014 Accolade
software
eye 2,286
favorite 0
comment 1
Grand Prix Circuit (1990)(Accolade)[128K]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- The Power House
software
eye 271
favorite 0
comment 0
Bow, The (1987)(The Power House)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
Pyldro (1990)(Tornado)(pl)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 45
favorite 0
comment 0
Dobranocki (1989)(Kicia)(pl)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 43
favorite 0
comment 0
Living Shit, The (19xx)(Kassoft)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 44
favorite 0
comment 0
Loco, El (1990)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Carnell Software
software
eye 363
favorite 0
comment 0
Adventures of Saint Bernard, The (1983)(Carnell Software)
Animator Rotacija (1984)(SAM Svoj Majdtor)(bs)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- CCS
software
eye 443
favorite 0
comment 0
Austerlitz 1805 (1989)(CCS)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 184
favorite 0
comment 0
Bentley Bear (19xx)(-)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Cascade Games
software
eye 303
favorite 0
comment 0
Boggles (1983)(Cascade Games)[a2][16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Cascade Games
software
eye 298
favorite 0
comment 0
Boggles (1983)(Cascade Games)[a][16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Nikola Alivojvodic
software
eye 254
favorite 0
comment 0
Brojke i Slova (1998)(Nikola Alivojvodic)(sr)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Beyond Software
software
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Bounces (1985)(Beyond Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Codemasters
software
eye 241
favorite 0
comment 0
Brainache (1987)(Codemasters)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Beyond Software
software
eye 270
favorite 0
comment 0
Bounces (1985)(Beyond Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Quicksilva
software
eye 444
favorite 0
comment 0
Captain Kelly (1986)(Quicksilva)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic
software
eye 240
favorite 0
comment 0
Chuckman (1983)(Mastertronic)[a][re-release]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- C.W. May
software
eye 144
favorite 0
comment 0
Domino's (1985)(C.W. May)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Work Force
software
eye 229
favorite 0
comment 0
Do Not Pass Go (1982)(Work Force)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Firebird Software
software
eye 225
favorite 0
comment 0
Don't Panic (1985)(Firebird Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Logic-Art-Ware
software
eye 165
favorite 0
comment 0
Exofox (1990)(Logic-Art-Ware)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 321
favorite 0
comment 0
Fruit Machine Simulator - Cash 'n' Grab (1989)(Zeppelin Games)[128K]
Lerm Program Analysis (1985)(Lerm Software)[a]
Light and Sound Volume 02 (1988)(Theo Devil)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Faster Than Light
software
eye 146
favorite 0
comment 0
Light Force (1986)(Faster Than Light)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Stuart Jamieson
software
eye 424
favorite 0
comment 0
Macaroid (1985)(Stuart Jamieson)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 166
favorite 0
comment 0
Mastercopy (19xx)(Vatroslav Sobot)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 150
favorite 0
comment 0
MC Tutor (1985)(Hansoft)(Part 1 of 5)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 175
favorite 0
comment 0
Motos (1987)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 162
favorite 0
comment 0
Mysterious Adventures No. 08 - Wizard of Akyrz (1983)(Channel 8 Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 248
favorite 0
comment 0
Sol Negro - Special Edition (1989)(Opera Soft)(es)(Part 1 of 2)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Electric Dreams Software
software
eye 204
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Hang-On - Part 3 - Senior (1986)(Electric Dreams Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Electric Dreams Software
software
eye 204
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Hang-On - Part 1 - Beginner (1986)(Electric Dreams Software)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 170
favorite 0
comment 0
VGA Demo Volume 4 (1993)(Theo Devil)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Alligata Software
software
eye 397
favorite 0
comment 0
Who Dares Wins II (1986)(Alligata Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Imagine Software
software
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
World Series Baseball (1985)(Imagine Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Codemasters
software
eye 184
favorite 0
comment 0
Wizard Willy (1990)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 72
favorite 0
comment 0
Without a Name 1 (1989)(Kassoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 155
favorite 0
comment 0
Wizard's Warriors, The (1983)(Mastertronic)[re-release]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Players Premier Software
software
eye 267
favorite 0
comment 0
World Cup Challenge (1990)(Players Premier Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Romantic Robot UK
software
eye 175
favorite 0
comment 0
Wriggler (1985)(Romantic Robot UK)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Electric Dreams Software
software
eye 179
favorite 0
comment 0
Xarq (1986)(Electric Dreams Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Sparklers
software
eye 181
favorite 0
comment 0
Xen (1987)(Sparklers)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic
software
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
Xcel (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Superior Software
software
eye 269
favorite 0
comment 0
By Fair Means or Foul (1989)(Superior Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 189
favorite 0
comment 0
Legy Bator (1997)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 54
favorite 0
comment 0
Living Shit, The (19xx)(Kassoft)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Players Premier Software
software
eye 116
favorite 0
comment 0
Mig Busters (1990)(Players Premier Software)
Micro Sound 128 - Part II (1989)(Inxs Software)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
- Mastertronic
software
eye 220
favorite 0
comment 0
Mindtrap (1989)(Mastertronic)[a]